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Charles Hitchcock Sherrill, U.S. Minister to Argentina, Argentine Republic, Buenos Aires, Mr. Channing, private secretary


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Charles H. Sherrill concerning a Private Secretary and military attache for his position as U.S. Minister to Argentina.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Charles H. Sherrill

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 63


Washington, D.C.


April 21, 1909.

My dear Mr. Sherrill:

Your letter of April 5th, like every other personal letter I have received lately, has been neglected in the pressure of official business.

I am glad you saw and liked Mr. Channing, and regret that his deficiency in foreign languages was such as to seem a bar to his usefulness as Private Secretary at Buenos Aires. I hope you will find a satisfactory man. You understand, these positions are quite unofficial and not recognized. It is technically a private arrangement to be made as you please. Of course, your Private Secretary must be a thorough going American and I think it would be very useless to give the invaluable experience to any man who has not a serious ambition for the diplomatic service.

If you go to Buenos Aires without a Private Secretary and still want one, if you care to write or wire me I will try to select and send a suitable man. We shall also be glad to help you about getting a military attache. You would better write a dispatch explaining the necessity for one as you find it.

With renewed good wishes and regards, I remain,

Very sincerely yours,


Charles H. Sherrill, Esquire.
3 Avenue du Trocadero,
Paris, France.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Charles H. Sherrill, April 21, 1909



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